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Motivational signs at 773 a hit

22 November 2021

Walking the corridors of 773 Warrigal Road you will find some lovely motivational quotes adorning the walls with the artworks of OCC participant, Peter.  Peter is one of our prolific artists at OC Connections. These posters were produced by staff member Lyndall to help boost spirits during lockdown for those participants and staff who were on […]

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Support for our artists from The Metropolitan Golf Club

22 November 2021

The OC Connections art program is a popular activity within our Day Supports Program and has fostered some talented and prolific artists, under the guidance of our creative support staff: Val, Rose and Michelle. Over the years the work of our participant artists have featured on our Christmas and gift cards. This year is no […]

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Two peple sitting down. One has an arm around the other's neck. The second person rests their head on the other's shoulder.

What does Victoria’s 90% vaccination rate mean?

18 November 2021

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced today that with Victoria set to hit the 90 per cent double dose milestone for eligible people in the coming days, the Acting Chief Health Officer has determined that almost all remaining restrictions in Victoria will ease from 11:59pm Thursday 18 November – reaching Phase D of the National Plan. […]

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Inclusion Australia’s decision making workshop for people with intellectual disability

17 November 2021

Inclusion Australia is running online workshops for people with intellectual disability and their decision supporters to learn about supported decision making. The workshops have been co-designed by people with intellectual disability and include useful information fun practical activities, and lived experience stories of supported decision making. There will be 5 workshops held between November 2021 and […]

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Recognising the achievements of our staff

16 November 2021

We are grateful to our staff for their resilience, innovation, teamwork and a strong commitment to providing a continuity of support to participants through the pandemic. At our Annual General Meeting in October, we celebrated the commitment and service of a range of staff from the various areas of OC Connections. Serving from 5 years […]

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20 years service to OC Connections – Karen Palmer

9 November 2021

OC Connections Disability Support Worker, Karen Palmer recently celebrated 20 years at OC Connections and was recognised for her service at the 71st Annual General Meeting. Karen’s experience has enabled her to form meaningful relationships with many of the people she supports. She is experienced in working with challenging behaviours and coaches many of her peers in […]

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Creativity flourishing in lead up to Christmas

2 November 2021

With the excitement of some lockdown restrictions coming to an end, OCC residents had a new lease on life and have been super busy creating decorations for festivities over the coming months. Disability Support Workers Jo and Val, organised a selection of art supplies and supported the entire household to get involved. Residents rolled their […]

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Residents nurture their gardening skills

2 November 2021

The beautiful Spring weather has been welcomed by OCC residents Deb and Greg who have taken full advantage of the change in season. They have been out in the garden tending to the fulsome vegetable garden that they can now harvest for their meals. Residents are delighted by the growth of their vegetable seedlings that […]

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Celebrating birthday milestones

2 November 2021

OCC residents have been celebrating birthdays in creative ways and have been sharing their special moments with housemates. Residents Greg, Frank and Lorraine recently celebrated important milestones; Greg celebrated his 57th birthday, Frank his 60th and Lorraine celebrated her 70th birthday with a special Collingwood footy theme. Happy birthday to all! The OCC staff have […]

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